Specialist profile

Mr Fergus Smith
Contact details
Business name: Children Act Enterprises Ltd (CAE)
Address: Copsefield West
Copsefield Drive
City: Ryde
Postal Code: PO33 3AR
Telephone: 07958426570
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber

I have 42 years experience as a practitioner, manager, and service developer or reviewer covering most functions within children's and families work in the public and voluntary sectors. This included a year as a senior manager in New Zealand
Over the last 20 years I have provided consultancy to over 50 organisations in public and independent sectors
I have authored and published via CAE over 20 \'Personal Guides\' to family and criminal law and written guides commissioned by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.
Reflecting my independence from all other agencies, I have completed dozens of complaint investigations and over 100 serious case review reports.

I work with: Advocacy, Complaints, Compliance, Direct work with service users, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Quality assurance, Research, Review and evaluation, Strategy, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Voluntary sector

B.Sc., M.A. C.Q.S.W, D.M.S., Dip. M

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Analysis of complex multi-agency material & issues; facilitation of debate; ability to engage with professionals & service users; balanced judgements; clear jargon-free report writing